Saturday, December 07, 2013

CNRP Mulls Filing Complaint Over Death Threat

By Khuon Narim - December 6, 2013

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha is considering asking authorities to investigate the credibility of a death threat posted to Facebook, an opposition spokesman said Thursday.

A Facebook user writing under the name of Pheng Vannak on Wednesday posted an image of a pistol and seven bullets to the social networking site, saying that each was for Mr. Sokha, CNRP spokesman Yem Ponhearith said.

A screenshot of the post went viral, and Mr. Vannak has since denied creating the post.

Increasingly vital areas of the opposition leader’s body would be targeted, Mr. Vannak writes in the screenshot of the post that went viral, beginning with Mr. Sokha’s left hand and ending with fatal shots to his heart and head.
“I don’t know anything about this,” Mr. Vannak wrote in a later post referring to the screenshot.

“Even though I dislike Kem Sokha, I didn’t intimidate Kem Sokha. I will lodge a complaint with the police to investigate who cut and edited that photograph and fraudulently added my name to defame me through Facebook,” he wrote.
Mr. Ponhearith said the CNRP would conduct an internal investigation into the matter once Mr. Sokha returns from a fundraising trip to the U.S. on Monday.

He said the party had to decide whether the threat was credible given that Mr. Vannak had retracted the post, but he added that the post was nevertheless intended to intimidate.

“I think it is politically threatening that they do not want a person who loves democracy in Cambodia,” he said.

Mok Chito, director of the Ministry of Interior’s central judicial police department, said that such bravado on Facebook was common and not the concern of authorities.

“It is a small issue, because we don’t have rules related to Facebook,” Lt. Gen. Chito said, adding that authorities would not investigate the matter if it were referred to them by the CNRP.


Anonymous said...

You spoke lie 100% Mr Pheng Vannak. We've followed your activities till now. If you're sure the not belong to you why you don't inform to facebook administrators to delete the profil for long time ago before you raised this issue on your page and imform to the authority? You're a police yourself and what are you doing is lawfull or criminal? This question you can answer yourself, right? We're near around you we will look to your activity very carefully from now on.

Anonymous said...

Mok Chito said: such bravado on Facebook was common and not the concern of authorities.

“It is a small issue, because we don’t have rules related to Facebook,” .
What if such killing threat is directed to Hun Se or Mok Chito himself ?
What a Country being ruled by lawlessness evil.

Anonymous said...

CNRP, Should ask All Khmers to hunt this guy Pheng, Vannak House by House, Town by Town, City by City,State by State. Don't let him run wild in the public, He is a very dangerous man. we need to catch him, DON'T LET THE CPP DOG LOOSE.

Anonymous said...

sometimes, too much freedom of expression backfires! some people abuse it and use it as an excuse for their bad behavior. there is no room for bad behavior in anything! this goes to all of them, both sides!

you just don't joke like that!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kem Sokha,
You are a U.S citizen and you have the rights to report this life threatening comment with U.S Law enforcement department immediately.

Anonymous said...

If Pheng Vannak didn't do it he could have removed that comment before anyone can see it . He did it himself but now he realized that what he did was wrong so he tried to blame someone else . If anyone else wants to do it, they can do it without using his name .Most of CPP leaders and followers are formers Khmer Rouge and they are no strangers to killing and they are not afraid of doing it .

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